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Indonesia Locates Missing Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737's Flight Recorder
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Indonesia Locates Missing Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737's Flight Recorder

Flight SJ182 was presumed to have crashed on Saturday.

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Indonesian authorities on Sunday revealed they have spotted the black box recorders from the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday, reported DW.

Much needed answers

"Hopefully, we can retrieve them soon," said military chief Hadi Tjahjanto. The boxes would provide much-needed information on what happened to flight SJ182 that yesterday disappeared from radars minutes after takeoff from Jakarta.

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The boxes were discovered after a military vessel "found the signal from (Sriwijaya Air) SJ182" said the transport ministry on Sunday according to RTE.

Flight tracker website FlightRadar24 had reported that the Boeing 737-500 lost more than 10,000 feet (~3 km) of altitude in less than a minute about four minutes after take off. The flight had 62 people on board, including 7 children as well as 12 crew members.